Richmond, Va. – ERNI has expanded its PCI Express (PCIe) connector offering with an 85-Ohm right-angle connector series that provides design flexibility and significant space savings where low clearance above the PCB prohibits the use of vertical configurations, according to the company. The card-edge connector series meets all PCIe Local Bus Standards Rev. 3.0. Applications include consumer, server, and industrial markets.
The right angle PCIe connector’s footprint is identical to the standard vertical mount configuration. These connectors enable the add-on card to be mounted parallel to the motherboard, saving space in the overall height allowed within the chassis.
The 85-Ohm connectors are available in X1, X4, X8, X16 and new X24 versions with stack heights of 5.84 mm (.230”) and 11.18 mm (.440”) in the thru-hole configuration. The 100-Ohm right-angle PCIe connectors come in X1, X4, X8 and X16 versions with three standard stack heights of 5.84 mm (.230”), 11.18mm (.440”) and 16.68 mm (.657”) in the thru-hole configuration. New additions to both product families include longer terminal/tail lengths and 30u” Au plating options.
The right-angle PCIe connector pins are insert molded into the connector to allow for exact registration of the contacts on both the daughter card side and the board mount thru-hole side, said ERNI. The connector is molded out of a high temperature plastic to allow the connector to withstand the higher reflow and IR temperatures required for processing lead-free components.